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1 Hands-on education for real-world achievement : Oregon Institute of Technology for the Next Generation Convocation Address: September 19, 2011 Christopher G. Maples, President

2 Hands-on education for real-world achievement 2 Outline of Talk  Current Vision & Strategic Plan (OIT 2017)  Some Accomplishments to Date Based on OIT 2017  Moving Forward with OIT 2017 as the Springboard  What We Should be in 2030  Thank You and a Call to Collective Action  Updating? Revising? Rewriting? Our Strategic Plan  Moving Forward with OIT 2017 in Perspective

3 *Vision 2030 for Oregon Institute of Technology Oregon Institute of Technology will be the university of choice for students who desire active, relevant, hands-on education; high-tech and health-professional careers; problem-solving and critical-thinking skills; and the desire to shape their own career paths. Hands-on education for real-world achievement 3 What Oregon Tech Should be in 2030 *Vision 2030 represents my vision for the university based on many conversations and three years of experience as president

4 Hands-on education for real-world achievement 4 The Current Vision  Oregon Institute of Technology will grow and be recognized as an outstanding university in Oregon, the Northwest region, and nationally.  Educate graduates who excel in the technological workplace.  We will be known for our commitment to applied research, the preparation of "world- ready" graduates, and partnerships that ensure quality programs.  We will be a leader in economic development.

5 Strategic Plan: OIT 2017  Academic Programs: National Recognition & Delivery Throughout Oregon to Improve Access for Oregonians  Graduate Programs: Areas of Excellence to Meet Needs of Oregon’s Workforce  Faculty: Engaged in Globally Competitive Applied Research to Bolster Oregon’s Market Advantage  Finance: Long-term Fiscal Viability & Broad Funding Base  Sustainability: Forefront in Areas of Campus Operations, Academics, & Community Involvement Hands-on education for real-world achievement 5

6 Strategic Plan: OIT 2017  Academic Programs: National Recognition & Delivery Throughout Oregon to Improve Access for Oregonians  US News #8 (Western US colleges) & #60 (Engineering, BS/MS colleges & universities)  Forbes top 20% all US universities  eHow; Chronicle of Higher Ed; WiseChoice  Accreditations this year in REE, Respiratory Therapy, Dental Hygiene, others  Preferred partner university with Boeing Hands-on education for real-world achievement 6

7 Strategic Plan: OIT 2017  Academic Programs: National Recognition & Delivery Throughout Oregon to Improve Access for Oregonians  La Grande; Salem; Wilsonville  Distance Education  Enhanced Collaboration with Community Colleges  Director of Academic Agreements  Focus on Oregon students  Applied Baccalaureate Hands-on education for real-world achievement 7

8 Strategic Plan: OIT 2017  Graduate Programs: Areas of Excellence to Meet Needs of Oregon’s Workforce  MS Manufacturing + online option  MSREE (Fall 2012)  MS Civil Engineering approved  Exploring MS/MBA (with University of London), MS Applied Psychology, DPT  Geothermal & Solar Energy-Generation  OREC, Geo-Heat Center  Centers of Expertise (e.g., Health Professions, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy Engineering) Hands-on education for real-world achievement 8

9 Strategic Plan: OIT 2017  Faculty: Engaged in Globally Competitive Applied Research to Bolster Oregon’s Market Advantage  Office of Strategic Partnerships  Office of Innovation & Tech Transfer (OITT)  Sponsored Programs Work Group  New collaboration with SOU for international student recruitment  Exploring other opportunities for faculty and student exchanges & engagement Hands-on education for real-world achievement 9

10 Strategic Plan: OIT 2017  Faculty: Engaged in Globally Competitive Applied Research to Bolster Oregon’s Market Advantage  Focus on undergraduate applied research  Internships, externships, part-time employment  High-quality faculty and adjunct faculty  Continued faculty replacements to the maximum extent possible  Successful university-industry partnership grants Hands-on education for real-world achievement 10

11 Strategic Plan: OIT 2017  Finance: Long-term Fiscal Viability & Broad Funding Base  Partnership with Oregon Tech Foundation  Investment in direct revenue-generation areas (e.g., Admissions, Development)  Investment in “getting the word out” about Oregon Tech (e.g., Marketing, PR, Alumni Relations)  Investment in Wilsonville campus (long-term enrollment growth/sustainability; enhanced efficiencies; options for new programs) Hands-on education for real-world achievement 11

12 Strategic Plan: OIT 2017  Finance: Long-term Fiscal Viability & Broad Funding Base  Continue looking for areas of cost reductions and reallocation of resources  Extension of postponed planned spending  New focus on recruiting students whose tuition covers more of the cost of their education  Focus on student retention & success Hands-on education for real-world achievement 12

13 Strategic Plan: OIT 2017  Sustainability: Forefront in Areas of Campus Operations, Academics, & Community Involvement  LEED-equivalent building & upgrades (Owens Hall, Sustainable Village, Wilsonville Campus)  Large, active Sustainability Committee  Sustainability integrated in curricula  Tanzania projects (Solar HOPE, Engineers Without Borders)  Dental Hygiene (local clinics, many years of international experiences)  Student projects (e.g., David Douglas High School, Crater Lake National Park) Hands-on education for real-world achievement 13

14 Metrics Used by the OUS to Evaluate Oregon Tech  Student Enrollment (Total; New)  Women in Engineering-Related Fields  Degrees in Designated Shortage Areas  Full-time Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio  Diversity (Students; Faculty; Contractors)  Graduation (4-, 5-, 6-year; Transfer 2- & 3-year; Total #)  Retention (Freshman-to-Sophomore; Transfer)  Faculty Compensation Compared to Peer Universities  Philanthropy (Oregon Tech Foundation $ Value)  Sponsored Research Expenditures Hands-on education for real-world achievement 14

15 Likely Changes by 2030  Student Demographics, Preparation, & Learning  Under-represented groups now will not be then  Broader range & more even distribution of student ages  Self-paced learning  Starting anytime, ending anytime, many schools  More interest & input in outcomes & meaningful majors  Alumni  Living longer – doing more  Life-long learning & life-long mentoring  Many different careers Hands-on education for real-world achievement 15

16 Likely Changes by 2030  State, Nation, and World  US no longer the world’s leading economy  Population is more urban and less rural  Knowledge needed about international culture (not necessarily languages)  Increasing longevity of Oregon, US, and world populations  Continued erosion of public monetary support for public education Hands-on education for real-world achievement 16

17 Likely Changes by 2030  Technology & Health  Still driven by fundamental principals  Rapid advances mixed with stagnation (computers vs. shuttle)  Fewer MDs? More PAs? Fewer Dentists? More Hygienists? Fewer visits? More remote &/or self diagnostics?  Patient control of records Hands-on education for real-world achievement 17

18 What Oregon Tech Should be in 2030 The Core Values of Our Future Success  Focus on Undergraduate Teaching & Learning  Quality, Quality, Quality  Applied Research & Problem-Solving Skills  Professional (Work-Ready) Educational Opportunities  Integrity, Professionalism, Leadership  Shared Responsibility & Participation  Commitment to Service  Social & Environmental Responsibility Hands-on education for real-world achievement 18

19 Keys for Our Future Success  Focus on Re-balancing Student Mixes  Larger % of non-Oregon students  Larger % of non-rural students  Enhanced transferability, dual enrollments, and student life Hands-on education for real-world achievement 19 What Oregon Tech Should be in 2030

20 Keys for Our Future Success  Establish More of an International Presence  Sustain Regional, State, & National Mission  Enhance Regional, State, & National Reputation  Quality, Quality, Quality  Broader & Deeper Industry Relationships Hands-on education for real-world achievement 20 What Oregon Tech Should be in 2030

21 Keys for Our Future Success  Long-term Financial Viability  Increase number of students  Larger % of non-Oregon students  Increase retention & number of graduates (Legislatively codified goals)  Increase endowment value, scholarship opportunities, and other non-state sources & amounts of funds Hands-on education for real-world achievement 21 What Oregon Tech Should be in 2030

22 Keys for Our Future Success  Long-term Financial Viability  Creative, mission-supporting revenue options  More tracks for faculty & staff (joint appointments; applied-research Intellectual Property [IP] opportunities)  Share services & collaborations  Reduce costs, especially those we do not control directly (e.g., utilities) Hands-on education for real-world achievement 22 What Oregon Tech Should be in 2030

23 Our Future Success Cannot be Built Upon:  Long-term Financial Variability & Vulnerability  Mediocrity at ANY Level (~4000 competitors just in US!)  Purely Body-Count-Driven Metrics  Driving Retention & Graduation Simply by Lowering the Bar of Expectations  Degrees & Programs that Stray from Our Mission  Over-reliance on Traditional-Delivery Classes  Over-reliance on Freshman- & Sophomore-Level Classes  Large, Impersonal Classes & Labs Hands-on education for real-world achievement 23 What Oregon Tech Should NOT be in 2030

24 *Vision 2030 for Oregon Institute of Technology Oregon Institute of Technology will be the university of choice for students who desire active, relevant, hands-on education; high-tech and health-professional careers; problem-solving and critical-thinking skills; and the desire to shape their own career paths. Hands-on education for real-world achievement 24 What Oregon Tech Should be in 2030 *Vision 2030 represents my vision for the university based on many conversations and three years of experience as president

25 Revisiting OIT 2017 with 2030 in Mind  Much progress on many aspects of OIT 2017 already  Process will begin this term  Small groups, many communities, one Oregon Tech  What have we accomplished so far?  What are the priorities moving forward?  Are all parts of OIT 2017 still relevant?  Are we missing something in OIT 2017?  Let’s build on our strengths as a university to enhance our reputation and continue to distinguish ourselves from other post-secondary colleges and universities Hands-on education for real-world achievement 25 Thank You & A Call for Collective Action

26 Hands-on education for real-world achievement 26 Focus Our Gaze Down the Road and Through the Turn


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